Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams - 12/8/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Rams (3-9) vs Las Vegas Raiders (5-7)

Game Info: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 8:15 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Rams +5.5 -- Over/Under: 42 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Rams face off on Thursday in an NFL showdown at SoFi Stadium. 

The Raiders come into this game with a 5-7 record, and they have gone 6-6 against the spread. In the last game against the Los Angeles Chargers, it was a big third quarter that was the difference as they secured the 27-20 victory. Derek Carr completed 16 of his 30 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Josh Jacobs had a huge game, finishing with 25 carries for 144 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders are averaging 24.3 points, while their defense is giving up 24.6 points per game. Jacobs is dealing with a quad injury heading into this game, and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go in this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Rams, who sit with a 3-9 record, and they have gone 4-7-1 against the spread. In the last game against the Seattle Seahawks, the Rams were competitive, but still ended up losing 27-23. John Wolford was under center, and he completed 14 of his 26 passes for 178 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. The Rams did claim Baker Mayfield from the Carolina Panthers, but it’s hard to imagine he’s going to be ready to start here. The Rams are averaging 16.8 points, while their defense is giving up 23.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 29th in the league, and they need to better quarterback play here. Aaron Donald is dealing with an ankle injury, and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go in this game. 

The Raiders are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game. The Rams are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings played between the two teams. 

It doesn’t matter who starts at quarterback for the Rams, they are going to really struggle to score in this game. Derek Carr and Davante Adams are on the same page, and the Raiders' offense is going to find a ton of success here. The Raiders' offense is going to be too much here, and they will win by at least 10 points. Back the Raiders against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Raiders -5.5

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